군산시 문화관광 홈페이지에 오신것을 환영합니다.

메인 메뉴

메인 콘텐츠

Balsan-ri Stone Latern

뒤로이동

  • 폰트작게
  • 폰트작게
  • 전화걸기
  • storytelling
  • 위치찾기
The Balsan-ri Stone Lantern, Treasure No. 234, is stone work that dates possibly from the early Goryeo Dynasty. During the Japanese colonial era, a Japanese farmer named Simatani Yasoya decided to appropriate this stone lantern and the Balsan-ri 5-story stone pagoda to his farm property. The farm office and storage became Balsan Elementary School, and as there are stone artifacts and stone lanterns from all over the country in the backyard, it looks like an outdoor museum.
The Balsan-ri Stone Lantern is 2.5 m high and two layers of 8 lotus leaves are carved on the foundation stone. At the front face of the stone pillar with its smooth four corners is carved a humorous, smiling dragon rising within a cloud. This artifact is of academic value because of the delicate work of the pattern as well as being the only stone lantern in Korea to feature a dragon on the pillar stone.
The Hwasaseok Stone, a stone for placing lanterns or candles, has smooth four corners to make it octagonal, and the wider plane has an oval window. On the four narrow planes between the stone lantern and window is carved a statue of the Four Devas stepping on a devil. The top of the roof stone is decorated with 8 lotus leaves and the tips of the 8 corners curve up. The head decoration no longer remains. From artistic and stylistic perspectives, it is of great historical and artistic value.

주소 및 카피라이터 메뉴